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: the campaigns have been focused on lowering their debate. mitt romney is talking up the president's victorious record from 2008. president obama's campaign said the president is out of practice compared to romney, referring to the gop primary debates. the one guy who didn't get the memo, new jersey governor chris christie. he hit the sunday morning talk shows, playing up the expectations for mitt romney. >> here's the great news for republicans. we have lap candidate who will do extraordinarily well. he will come am wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, contrast his view and the president's record and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: this unfiltered confidence may not make much of a splash. a newark ton post poll shows 55% of likely voters think the president will win this debate. only 31% say it will be romney. new this is a poll president obama likely does not want to win because he essentially says mitt romney is the underdog going into the debate. >> kelly? >> i don't think i've seen a gap that huge in one of the polls. the national
was the official nominee, you criticized mitt romney. you talked about his shortcomings, a failure to connect with people as a candidate. that criticism has not gone away. and then you had his secretly recorded speech at a fundraiser where he talked about the 47% believing that they were victims much. the obama campaign made an ad that puts some pictures to those words. i want to play a portion of it and get you to respond. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i could just hear the voic
a zinger and it doesn't even work but, to be honest, mitt romney's been talking and dealing with zingers for a long time. let me show you something about mitt romney and zingers going back a little bit. >> coming up with the best answers for the best zingers. and number two is being able to communicate to the people of america that you're a leader. i think i have the best ideas for our nation. i think i have some pretty good zingers. >> so he's been talking about zingers since at least late last year, michelle. i mean, what is it with him and zingers? when are we going to hear specifics on his economic policies, on his health policies? every time specifics come up, they want to talk about something else and he's running around obsessed with zingers? >> yeah. i don't -- from what i'm -- zingers were a little debbie snack cake for years. i don't know what he's talking about most of the time because he doesn't need a zinger. he needs a message and this is what he's going to have to figure out in his debate what his core message that he always brings every question back home to is going to b
in job creation. my competition is governor perry. if he talks jobs, governor romney, he will do well. that is the biggest issue in our country. clearly, it is an issue in florida. we have done well but we still have people unemployed. a lot better than what we were but we still have a lot of work. >>neil: you reminded me at the convention and other times we have chatted, polls are fleeting and fickle. but it is interesting to me that in some of the states, swing states, the president made inroads and it could change over night. if -- in ohio, in michigan, in wisconsin, all the republican governors, all practicing turn arounds, all utilizing policies that would appear to be anathema to president obama but now the benefit seems to go to...president obama. >>guest: it is incumbent upon governor romney to talk more about what he will do on jobs. whatever the issue is, if you talk to -- i go out all the time and listen to the people around the state. two things in our state: they want their child to get a great education because you carry about the american dream. two, you want to get a j
heard mr. romney talk about the fact that we will not. >> right. >> here is the reality that has to be faced. if you are running for office, it is one of those things i guess you cannot say. it still needs to be said. the defense budget is large and it needs to come down. if you are not running for office, you can say all this stuff. a republican will be happy to tell you that it can and must be down. he points out that the u.s. defense budget is larger than the combined defense budget of the next 14 largest countries and the world. what struck me this year was the house in may passed an appropriation bill for defense. were they looking to cut? no. it gave $3 billion to the pentagon more than what it asked for. the pentagon specifically wanted to cut back or reduce a drone program, a tank program, and a submarine program. the defense department said we do not want these things. we do not need them. the house put them back. this is about, frankly, sending back to the district rather than addressing the country's fiscal needs. yes, the defense budget can be cut. frankly, the defens
but the support of a key voting group is in jeopardy. >> what? we're talking about why mitt romney is behind? you have one of the biggest stories going on in country's last four years of history. you are ignoring about what does mitt romney have to do in 39 days. joining me now is columnist and former presidential candidate pat buchanan. pat, i wanted to take you back because you were in the nixon administration, you saw what happened when watergated was going on. there was coverups and misstatements that cost him his presidency. bill clinton got impeached because he lied about some things to a grand jury and then covered them up. what i'm asking, isn't there something different going on here? if so, why? >> well, i think there is no doubt why. let me talk about the situation -- i'm getting feedback in the earpiece. let me talk about the situation with richard nixon in 1969. when the break-in occurred in 1972 he was accused of not telling the truth about what he learned when his campaign broke in and put a bug on the phone of the democratic national chairman. that is the issue which he was impeac
television host that debated romney. we will talk more right after the break. joyce myer will talk about the power of words. stay with us, we'll be right back. the capital one cash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone, but her... likes 50% more cash. but, i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes how about some cupcakes? yes lollipop? yes! do you want an etch a sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. [ applause ] >>> we're back with brett o'donald and we're talking about the first big debate that comes up on wednesday. in my experience, debating romney four years ago. it appeared to me there were times on the debate stage, i notice there was almost telegraphing some of his forbes and feelings, his facial expressions. that is an important thing that people watch for to see if you are pushing his buttons and getting through to him. i don't know if i noticed it this year's prim
be a game changer? forget all that talk about romney, the amateur debater. republican governor chris christie says the debate will be a game changer. >> i've seen mitt romney do this before. he's going to come in wednesday night. he's going to lay out his vision for america. he's going to contrast what his view is with what the president's record is. the president's view for the future. this whole race is going to be turned upsidedown come thursday morning. >> oh, but the question is to zing or not to zing? word on the street is mitt romney has been practicing zingers since august. the kind of zinger that resonates, like when lloyd benson said to dan quayle, you ever know jack kennedy? of course, benson lost. as for president obama, though, his camp says there will be no time for zingers. >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> but not in a smug, elitist, arugala loving way. at least that's what his a
, thursday, will be romney's time to shine because we will all be talking about how he basically hit it out of the park? >> well, you know, chris christie has a babe ruth in him, likes to point to the outfield and put mustache on the hot dog. i don't know that mitt romney is capable of one. but what mitt romney needs to do is begin a real conversation that's months overdue with the american people about why his presidency would be superior for the next four years and this is his last best chance to open and begin a conversation that's three months overdue. >> so michael, let me bring you in. "the washington post" asked folks who will win the debate. 55% said president obama, 31% said mitt romney. what do you think they're basing that on? >> i think they're basing it on past performance and the observation that they think that president obama is a pretty cool customer in the sort of scenarios. i believe that chris christie has the right answer and the reason i think chris christie has the right answer is that 35 votes, 35 states pardon me, will already be voting by the time that debate begin
are talking about the fact that mitt romney wrote in the "wall street journal" on the president's foreign policy, plans to give an address after the debate that somehow during the debate on domestic policy, mitt romney will find a way to put the president on his heels regarding afghanistan, we've got three more soldiers killed overnight, this morning, as well as the situation in what appears to be the changing information or presentation of the information regarding the attacks in libya? >> well, i think if governor romney goes into this debate and starts asking president obama about foreign policy, i think he will lose an incredible opportunity because this is a debate about domestic policy. shifting the topic doesn't make sense. you're not going to win this election by trying to convince the american voter, the president hasn't done a good job on foreign policy. it's not the record. he's done an incredible job on foreign policy, incredible job in dismantling al qaeda, capturing top operatives, killing bin laden. those are -- that is a tough record for governor romney to kind of attack.
of the proposal. back in 1994 romney talked about a plan to tackle health care up in massachusetts. actually nationwide. but never explain what had cost would be, the cost of the program. his opponent in the race back then was ted kennedy memorably challenging him on that debate. let's watch ou it's done. here is where you are challenge a guy to come clean, especially when he can't do it. let's watch. >> they ought to have an opportunity to know. what is the kotion of your program? >> i don't have a cost of my program. >> you don't have a cost. >> i'm sorry, i don't have the -- >> that's interesting. >> i don't have the congressional -- >> what will be the cost in terms of the tax incentives that you provide? what will be the impact of that on the budget? >> well, i do not know the specific number -- >> you don't know the costs. >> i think it's a wonderful idea to take it through piece by piece and -- >> that's what you have to do as a legislature. that's exactly what you have to do as a legislator. >> well, bobby, i don't know where that line came from. that's what you have to do as a legis
that bourse debate mitt romney will talk about factual information with the media does not want americans to no-space expectations are so low he does not have to win in order to win. we need to pull outside of urban america. everybody is not skewed in one direction or the other i don't think obama will win this blown away. lou: will it get tighter with the benghazi murders and terrorist attacks that the white house tries to cover up stonewalling the press and congress is a dangerous strategy? >> a more facts that come out is a tragic stage travesty. the ambassador to the wind sent us a video now we know al qaeda was involved. >> did we really know? >> the president said before the u.n. general assembly. >> six days after the event event, five days after they knew from american intelligence it was done by outcry that affiliated group nothing to do with the video it did not help but that is not what happened in egypt egypt, tunisia, other countries, a tax on american embassies. >> spending $70,000 of pakistan to run a commercial with hillary clinton apologizing for that video? >> i was doub
debated mitt romney. so, we're going to talk about what i've noticed in his debate style when we win with bret o'donnell after the break. and later jost mier will talk to us about the power of words, joyce meyer. click on the fox news feedback section or sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. find the link to that and more mike huckabee.com. [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. align naturally helps maintain digestive balance. ♪ ooh, baby, can i do for you today? ♪ try align today. i've been a superintendent for 30 some years at many? ♪ different park service units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways
. romney has to connect with voters and seem relatable. >> joining us now to talk about this -- a guest from politico. thank you for being here. so much at stake for mitt romney on wednesday. what does he need to do to make an impact? >> he needs to change the dynamic of the race. all the indications are that he is a few points behind in the swing states. only five or six weeks left to resolve this -- he really needs to shake it up in a significant way. a lot of people are looking for him to put more specifics on the table. go to his website, there is not a lot of policy there. i think a lot of voters who have not made a decision will want to hear what he would do differently from president obama, not simply he thinks that he is doing a bad job. >> how important do we really think this debate will be in the whole campaign? 60 million people watched the first debates in 2008. everybody said the speech of the convention was a big deal. how important these think this will be? >> i think it is pretty significant. i do not think mitt romney has had many opportunities to change this deck. he
, because we keep talking about romney, what do both of them need to do. >> one point, the debate is the be all and end all, there is not universal consensus there has to be a clear, you know, resounding victory for romney. he has to do well, no doubt but, the benchmark, the debate, the debate, falls into the media mean of romney has to perform and if he doesn't it is an excuse of another round of in my mind disgustingly bias pieces against mitt romney and i believe bill is exactly right. when barack obama was challenged in that univision interview, last week, by hojorge ramos, he looks uncomfortable when he's confronted with facts and simply worded question, when mitt romney reminds people, we have 11.7 unemployment, not 8.1%, america's best days have to be in front of her, i think he wins, not by having a, quote, human moment. i think that is a fool's earring but having a moment of real leadership and maturity. contrasted with a celebrity president who is comfortable with ellen or any of these late night hosts, than he is talking to the families of these insider attacks. i think
this, talking to senior officials in the romney campaign, they believe after a tough week or ten days, the last several days, they have a little bit of a breeze at their back. they say the race has stabilized. you dig into the numbers. what is the most important issue in this first debate? the economy. look at this poll. which candidate would better handle the economy? the president, 49%, governor romney, 48%. a dead heat. the president has to defend his record. governor romney not only needs to attack his record but to convince voters he has a better place to take them if he wins the election. and you know this full well, the reason this debate and what both candidates say in the economy is so important is the friday morning after the wednesday night debate, we'll get the latest unemployment report. if governor romney could turn in a strong debate performance and another tepid jobs report, there's a chance for this race to change after debate number one. >> if you're the obama campaign, you're looking at all these numbers in our brand-new poll. what's most encouraging to you? >> repo
on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> promised a few things. end the iraq war , he did. take the fight to al-qaida and degrade them. he has. >> major foreign policy speech to deliver in the next few weeks. >> and foreign policy is the subject of the debating come up on october 22nd. that one is in florida >> mr. romney, we know, is behind in the the polls in the swing states and after that gaff, what's it going to take for him to turn a little for this debate? >> reporter: it won't be easy. it is possible. he's going to have to turn things around. strong debate performances and he really needs to take a lot of these states where he's battling the president where the president has a lead in a lot of swin
make that case? >> you saw romney go almost halfway, he talked about the tax cut, but he has to go back to that reagan model and talk about this and talk about that take home pay. they have to have an idea of what they're getting in a law. that's so important for milt romney in a debate. he has to bring people, he has to bring heart to supply side politics and that's what happened. this is the most important day in mitt romney's life, there's no question, david's going to remind us that obama is leading in the polls, this is really make or break. do you think romney will do it? do you expect to hear a sharp, clear message on lowering middle class tax rates, and do you think he'll do it? and a pro growth package. >> i these he'll make a passioned plea for the economic tax cuts he's already talked about. i don't think he's going to pound home that message. i think paul ryan did. maybe you'll see more from paul ryan in the vice presidential debate. i think he's going focus on regulation and all that stuff. >> let me ask you, a built of a warning to you. >> i will not gloat. i will never gl
preparing as well. we have been talking over and over about the so-called expectations game where the romney folks try to, you know, make romney out to be the king kong of all debaters and when the romney folks talk, obama is suddenly superman. candy crowley has an interesting take on all of this. let's watch this together. >> reporter: apparently romney supporter and republican governor chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back into the other direction. >> reporter: note to governor christie, no, no, no, no. sop for predebate chatter is to lower expectations for your guy by raising expectations for the other guy. like this. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: because this is a bipartisanly accepted strategy like this. >> we expect it all along that governor romney will have a good night, he's prepared more than any candidate in history and he's shown himself to be a very
the media is saying. we've talked before about the romney campaign being very closed to media. being very disciplined. doing things their way. we all sometimes question it. and some of us more loudly than others. and they seem to stay on their own trajectory. >> didn't the libya sort of let's call it a gaffe, maybe agree on that, isn't that a response to like they're saying all this bad stuff, i didn't talk about afghanistan, wasn't strong enough at the convention, now i have to do something? >> i don't know that was so much a response to the media as it was, an opportunity they wanted to seize on. i don't think they did it right. but it was an opportunity they wanted to seize on. they were probably waiting for that opportunity to come for weeks and it happened to come then and they jumped on it. >> and i would say that's right. it's less of a jumping on the particular media narrative and more of looking for any opportunity of the president making any sort of misstep that they can jump on. they have changed directions, they went with the welfare ads for a while and then jumped on you didn
this matters for mitt romney. and, you know, we've been talking about it for two weeks now. the romney campaign knows they are on the wrong side of the battleground polling, they're -- we've seen a little tightening in some of the national polling in the couple days. he has to move the needle in some way. it's not unprecedented in the history of presidential politics but there's a -- this race looks a lot like -- i have people annal guising it to the bob dole/bill clinton race in 1996 and by the time you got to the first dough bait in that -- debate in that race, they said they were abandoning dole, a slightly accelerated schedule of desperation and people bailing out, but it was a similar path. dole came in and the only possible way he was going to win if clinton had a heart attack on stage or intern wandered and testified that clinton had -- in the middle of the budgets. >> the word diddled has come up. >> none happened and the race was over. romney, a similar kind of situation. romney needs to change the game and so the pressure -- i think it's a very high stakes moment for him and a high pr
of the rest of the world whereas governor romney believe in peace through strength. >> all right. let's talk about the expectations here, karen. the game from both sides has kicked into high gear over the weekend. i want to remind everybody. take a listen. >> president obama's a very, he's a very gifted speaker. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> we'd expected all along governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any other candidate in history. >> and i think for us to raise the expectations, he's got to do something spectacular. those things don't happen in debates anymore that there's a spectacular event or gaffe. they're too well rehearsed. >> in this week's debate president obama has a great deal to lose. romney's is the most difficult position. obama's is the most dangerous. does the president here, karen, have more to lose than mitt romney? i mean, obviously the polls show that he's ahead. >> i think we're so focused on comparing it to each other. i think we need to be focused o
thing, perry, as karen talks about the romney campaign may have taken one step forward then two steps back at times. october certainly needs to be a stronger month than the last three months we've seen out of that campaign. the romney campaign, the people for them say they've been working on his zingers. so that he can come off with some quick punches on that stage. is romney, though, in that better position to come off as a challenger and the underdog because of the way his campaign has gone so far. >> well, he's going to be -- he's got to overperform. that said, when the president is ahead, the president has a substantial lead right now. romney has to get people to change their minds from president obama. so it's not just about having the zinger. it's about really changing people's minds. it's very difficult. when you look back the last 40 years, very rarely does one candidate go into debates losing then come back to lead. that's challenging. one thing to watch also is in the interview show with paul ryan, paul ryan was asked how does your budget plan add up? he says i'm not really
not heard these candidates talk about much, have we? nothing from romney during the republican convention, very little from obama, especially at the u.n. this last week. the debates will likely be a different story because this weekend the death toll for americans in the war surpassed the 2000 mark. the soldier who made the helmet cam video suffered only minor wounds and has returned to duty. but it's amazing that he suffered only minor wounds when you see this incredible story. his fight to survive is gripping. take a look. >> fire! hey! i'm moving down! ah! ah! [ bleep ]! oh! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! ah! [ bleep ] help me! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! i'm hit! >> lest we forget what our men and women have been going through in afghanistan for the last 11 years. joining us now cnn contributor, i need to reiterate the number of times we heard that soldier yelling i'm hit, i'm hit. he was not shot, but the shrapnel from that gun being fired out of his hand did injure him. he did sustain minor injuries, the pentagon confirms for us. i need to get
the debate we have to be talking not about bane and mitt romney's money and whether mitt romney cares about 47% of the country. we have to be talking about the president's performance, what thate president should have, could have done and what mitt romney wants to do over the next month and how that is different from how barack obama would handle a second term. >> these debates can change the dynamics. we've had 10 presidential elections with televised debates. in three of them one candidate went into the first debate leading and another candidate came out of the last debate leading much it's turnedded campaigns in 1960 and 1980 and in 2000. so it can be done but it's a high task for sure. >> remember, we've been campaigning or we haven't been campaigning but the candidates have been campaigning for six months now. >> woodruff: do you agree with susan that a debate can change the trajectory of a race? >> i do. i think it can but it doesn't... it wasn't automatically change a trajectory. something significant has to happen. one of the contestants, one of the debaters has to say something tha
will be. the last four years he has been our president. lou: talking about governor romney. >> here is what i'm looking at for wednesday. that one of the first times president obama has been pushed the last four years. seven the white house have not served there. never tell the president reagan did not want to year. romney will respect the office of the presidency, but pushing very hard on the president's record. obama has a reputation. lou: i hear you all saying, the six together three of using to be agreeing this is a first impression. sipping a coke at the fountain stand in the local drugstore. and there will be no opportunity for substance, no opportunity for conflict in the debate, substance of any kind. i say to you, there ain't going to be a show. >> there will be lots of substance. the sliver of voters are undecided, one thing we know about them is that they pay no attention to current events. they do have an influence for first impressions. image is very important. if they're is a singer and romney or obama really let fly and catch the other guy in something that is embarra
that we talked to the romney campaign. they basically said, listen, a lot of our people have given already, it makes sense they basically put, you know, spread their money around. we don't see that trend. i'm telling you, it's happening, and there's enough worry from people who raise money. now, those are overall numbers. we should point out that a lot of people say president obama spent a lot of that already, you know? that cash on hand is much more even. karl rove talked about that. but clearly, you know, romney has an issue here in the stretch. if, you know, if he doesn't do well, people poll, then it just builds on each other -- ashley: if they start to turn it around, wednesday would be a good time at the debate. >> reporter: that's a big day. ashley: great as always, charlie. well, the closing bell rings in just under 30 minutes. charles biderman says stocks have already hit their peak for 2012. coming up, he has got short and long plays to make sure you end the year with cash in your pocket. what a great idea. we'll be right back. ♪ ñ >> stocks still higher in afternoon tradin
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